Resources for Heritage Property Owners
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Resources for Heritage Property Owners

Considerations for Maintenance, Repair, Rehabilitation, Restoration and Reconstructions

Eight Guiding Principles in the Conservation of Built Heritage Properties:
www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/publications/InfoSheet_8%20Guiding_Principles.pdf

Standards and Guidelines for Conservation of Historic Places in Canada:
www.historicplaces.ca/en/pages/standards-normes.aspx

Well-Preserved – A practical ‘what-to-do’ guide for restoration and rehabilitation of architectural heritage:
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/pages/publications/well-preserved

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Retrofit and Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada

This “sustainable building toolkit” assists in increasing levels of sustainability while protecting character-defining elements and their heritage value:
www.historicplaces.ca/media/49493/resilience_en_june%202016.pdf

​Learn how to "weatherize" and improve the energy efficiency of your property:
www.nps.gov/tps/sustainability/energy-efficiency/weatherization.htm

Technical Resources

Preservation Briefs & Tech Notes- National Parks Service, USA
Includes best-practice information ranging from masonry, to exterior woodwork, windows & more!
www.nps.gov/tps/education/online-pubs.htm
www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs.htm

Heritage Conservation Skilled Peoples/Materials

If you are looking for specific replacement supplies/material or a skilled contractor/supplier familiar with heritage buildings, contact our Heritage Planning staff, and we may be able to assist.

Insurance

There are no requirements under the Ontario Heritage Act for a designated property to be restored to a previous or any other condition after a complete loss. "Guaranteed Replacement Cost Insurance" is not required for owners of heritage properties.  

Ontario's Insurance and Heritage Property Info Sheet

*Additional resources about heritage properties and insurance are available upon request.

Historical Research on Properties

Ontario Heritage Trust provides a brief overview on how to research a heritage property:

OHT Researching Heritage Property Brief

The City of Windsor developed a guide consisting of suggested local resources accessible online or at various resource locations, tips for conducting research and a sample research organizational checklist.​

Planning & Building Services Department
Planning Division
2nd Floor, 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 6S1
Phone: (519) 255-6543 ext. 6179
Fax: (519) 255-6544
Email: planningdept@citywindsor.ca